Poitiers

Local namePoitiers
LocationFrance

Poitiers is a city on the Clain river in west-central France. It is a commune and the capital of the Vienne department and also of the Poitou. Poitiers is a major university centre. The centre of town is picturesque and its streets include predominantly historical architecture, especially religious architecture and especially from the Romanesque period. Two major battles took place near the city: in 732, the Battle of Poitiers, in which the Franks commanded by Charles Martel halted the expansion of the Umayyad Caliphate, and in 1356, the Battle of Poitiers, a key victory for the English forces during the Hundred Years' War. This battle's consequences partly provoked the Jacquerie.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poitiers

Official Website https://www.poitiers.fr/

Address 33 Place du Maréchal Leclerc, Poitiers 86000, France

Coordinates 46°34'48.934" N 0°20'24.705" E

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